march

1
[ mahrch ]
/ mɑrtʃ /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to cause to march.

noun


Nearby words

  1. marcello,
  2. marcellus,
  3. marcellus i,
  4. marcellus ii,
  5. marcescent,
  6. march break,
  7. march brown,
  8. march fly,
  9. march fracture,
  10. march hare

Idioms

Origin of march

1
1375–1425; late Middle English marchen < Middle French march(i)er, Old French marchier to tread, move < Frankish *markōn presumably, to mark, pace out (a boundary); see mark1

march

2
[ mahrch ]
/ mɑrtʃ /

noun

a tract of land along a border of a country; frontier.
marches, the border districts between England and Scotland, or England and Wales.

verb (used without object)

to touch at the border; border.

Origin of march

2
1250–1300; Middle English marche < Anglo-French, Old French < Germanic; compare Old English gemearc, Gothic marka boundary; see mark1

March

1
[ mahrch ]
/ mɑrtʃ /

noun

the third month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbreviation: Mar.

Origin of March

1
before 1050; Middle English March(e) < Anglo-French Marche; replacing Old English Martius < Latin, short for Mārtius mēnsis month of Mars (Mārti-, stem of Mārs + -us adj. suffix)

March

2
[ mahrch for 1–3; mahrkh for 4 ]
/ mɑrtʃ for 1–3; mɑrx for 4 /

noun

Francis Andrew,1825–1911, U.S. philologist and lexicographer.
FredricFrederick McIntyre Bickel, 1897–1975, U.S. actor.
Pey·ton Con·way [peyt-n kon-wey] /ˈpeɪt n ˈkɒn weɪ/, 1864–1955, U.S. army officer (son of Francis Andrew March).
German name of the Morava.

March.

M.Arch.

Master of Architecture.
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British Dictionary definitions for march

march

1
/ (mɑːtʃ) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsmarcher, noun

Word Origin for march

C16: from Old French marchier to tread, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old English mearcian to mark 1

noun

Also called: marchland a frontier, border, or boundary or the land lying along it, often of disputed ownership

verb

(intr; often foll by upon or with) to share a common border (with)

Word Origin for march

C13: from Old French marche, from Germanic; related to mark 1

March

1
/ (mɑːtʃ) /

noun

the third month of the year, consisting of 31 days

Word Origin for March

from Old French, from Latin Martius (month) of Mars

March

2
/ (març) /

noun

the German name for the Morava (def. 1)

MArch

abbreviation for

Master of Architecture

March.

abbreviation for

Marchioness
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Word Origin and History for march
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Idioms and Phrases with march

march

In addition to the idiom beginning with march

  • marching orders, get one's
  • march to a different beat

also see:

  • steal a march on
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